Laws, Regulations & Board Policies

DEA Clarification Regarding Controlled Substance Prescriptions

As of December 19, 2007 the DEA has made it legal for a physician to write controlled substance prescriptions for up to a 90-day supply. The link is a fact sheet that is offered as a guide to prescribing, filling and dispensing of controlled substances. The changes are following the Pharmacy Board's regulation changes with respect to the DEA actions of which you can access the actual law via the Pharmacy Board's website at (note, do not use www for the Pharmacy Board) and look under the "Nevada Statutes and Regulations" tab. If you have any other questions, please contact the Pharmacy Board directly at 775-850-1440.

NRS 629

Pursuant to SB 17 (2009), the Board hereby discloses that: Pursuant to NRS 629.051(7): The health care records of a person who is less than 23 years of age may not be destroyed; The health care records of a person who has attained the age of 23 years may be destroyed if those records have been retained for at least 5 years or for any longer period provided by federal law.